PB Customs moving to vacant dealership

Shawn Hardy

A vacant car dealership at the edge of Greencastle will soon have a new vehicle-related occupant.

PB Customs is pushing to move into 650 N. Antrim Way by Dec. 1 and no later than Dec. 15, according to David Rosengart, co-owner. The property was long the Hicks dealership and most recently Blaise Alexander.

PB Customs opened in Boonsboro about a year ago and is staffed by Rosengart and "four other guys in the same industry doing the same thing."

They do custom repairs, restoration and paint jobs not only on cars and motorcycles, but also boats, big rigs and things as diverse as mailboxes and refrigerators.

"We work on everything under the sun with a motor and wheels and some without," said Rosengart, who has been in the business about 30 years.

Rosengart's old business cards said "Frames to flames for your rod, rig or ride."

Their custom jobs have spawned collision work because "people trust we're going to do a good job," Rosengart said.

"We're beyond busy," said Rosengart, explaining the team works from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and on Saturday.

The work has outgrown the space in Boonsboro and PB Customs is "busting at the seams." There are vehicles behind the building, at Rosengart's house, at his old shop Psycho Billy Customs on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown and elsewhere.

The Greencastle site, which initially will be leased from Blaise Alexander, will provide more space both inside and outside for all the work, including calls for big trucks, fire trucks, medium trucks, machines like excavators and race cars.

"If all goes well, we'd like to buy it," said Rosengart, who said there are also plans to grow the workforce.